Amazing Butterflies – Natural History Museum London






Natural History Museum London

Amazing Butterflies
5 April – 17 August 2008

Hypolimnas usambara red-spot diadem butterfly
Courtesy Natural History Museum
© Natural History Museum



From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with a tropical butterfly house and giant outdoor maze.

Shrink down into the undergrowth, enter an interactive maze as a caterpillar and find your way through a secret wild world as grass and leaves tower above your head. Choose the right route and emerge as a beautiful butterfly. But beware. The maze includes dead-ends, and down these lurk poisonous plants and predators waiting to pounce.

With challenges around every twist and turn, collect stamps as you take on puzzles,
fun games and exciting activities:
• watch out for the Velcro passionflower plant that traps young caterpillars
• climb inside a chrysalis and emerge to flap the wings of a giant butterfly
• become the centre of attention by attempting a butterfly courtship dance
• soar down our zip slide and fly like a real butterfly
Along the way, you’ll discover fascinating facts about one of our planet’s most amazing life cycles. Find out why some caterpillars disguise themselves as snakes, and why the monarch butterfly flies 3,000 kilometres across America every year.

Once you’ve survived the maze, you’ll emerge into a stunning butterfly house. Experience the beauty and magic of walking among hundreds of live, free-flying tropical butterflies. Come face to face with a huge variety of these incredible creatures, marvelling at the diversity and behaviour of species from America, Africa and Asia.


Myscelia cyaniris roayl blue butterfly
Courtesy Natural History Museum
© Natural History Museum

Heliconius sapho sopha longwing butterfly
Courtesy Natural History Museum
© Natural History Museum

Papilio polymnestor blue mormon
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© Natural History Museum


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~ by Stampfli & Turci on April 7, 2008.

One Response to “Amazing Butterflies – Natural History Museum London”

  1. cool

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